Backyard Bohemian Wedding: Lindsey + Andrew

bride and groom

Lindsey + Andrew have always been great admirers of the earth. They love to explore nature’s wonders and find no greater joy than the peace of a rainy day, the thrill of a crashing wave, or the embrace of a warm sunrise. So it comes as no surprise that for their wedding they wanted to bring a hybrid of glamorous and natural elements together. :) Their wedding took place on their family’s land out in Maband, Texas – right on Cedar Creek Lake.

From Lindsey, “Love is like a tree; it must be nurtured and it must grow deep roots, and yet the mightiest trees stand amidst a forest. We wanted our wedding to represent our forest and we wanted it to remind all those involved of how much we appreciate all their years of love, support, and nourishment. It was a party to celebrate us, but also our guests.”

Thanks so much to The Nichols for the photos, Bryan Long Flowers & Events for the event design + florals, and congrats to Lindsey + Andrew!

house on a lake

jeweled feet decor

lace dresses

bride

bride

bridesmaids


The gorgeous bridesmaids each picked their own dress from BHLDN. The amazing bouquets are by Bryan Long Flowers & Events.

bridesmaids

groomsmen

wedding rings

compass inspired wedding invitations


The ceremony took place among the trees and our guests sat in a full circle all the way around us. There wasn’t an aisle and there weren’t bride and groom sides. 

forest ceremony

Processional: Girl from the North Country – Johnny Cash with Bob Dylan

Recessional: 1, 2, 3, 4 – Feist

First Dance: Lorraine’s Song (My Heart Was A Lonely Hunter) – Theresa Anderson

shovels

ceremony

tree planting

During the ceremony, Andrew and I planted a tree together. As we shoveled dirt, one of our dearest friends, Jess Williamson, played her banjo and sang our favorite song (Southern Cross, by Crosby, Stills, & Nash). Jess completely transformed this song. She made it exactly how we wanted to wedding to feel and gave it a richness and a meaning that I will cherish for the rest of my life. After the tree was planted we just stood there – holding hands and listening to the song together. It was magical.

bride and groom

tulle bridal hair piece

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

wood slice chargers

hanging lanterns

succulents

first dance


We had a Jazz band during cocktails, dinner and cake and then everyone went outside for a fireworks show. After the show Andrew and I made a fake getaway (the way bands do before they come back for an encore). We re-entered the reception hall and all the lights changed to vibrant colors, a cookies and milk bar was set up, all the guests were given dessert shots, and a DJ was playing crazy fun dance music. The actual dance party didn’t end until 2:30 am. My feet were so tired!

And their gorgeous wedding film by Joe Simon Wedding Films!

My advice to you is – don’t sweat the small stuff and make it a party. We had plenty of things go awry on our big day, even some big things, but no one really noticed. I noticed everything, because I’m a control freak, but I just told myself “laugh it off, who really cares?” All of my guests had a blast and that was what I really wanted. And don’t forget to dance!

photography: The Nichols // venue: Private Residence, Mabank, Texas // event design + planning: Bryan Long Flowers & Events // floral designer: Bryan Long Flowers & Events // wedding dress: Monique Lhuillier // shoes + veil: Paris by Debra Moreland // bridesmaid dresses: BHLDN // hair + makeup: Rachel Harris // groom suit: Jeans- APC, Jacket- Band of Outsiders // cinematography: Joe Simon Wedding Films // paper goods: Southern Fried Paper // catering: Abraham Salum // cake: Romano’s Bakery // music: Jess Williamson, John Adams, DJ Lucy Wrubel

 

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Comments

  1. So excited to show off this wedding! Lindsey + Andrew created the most magical wedding day that we were lucky enough to be a part of! Thanks for the feature!

  2. I am loving the cool looking headpiece wrapped around the bride’s head. It is amazing. And so are the bridesmaids’ dresses. All of the photos are just lovely.

  3. absolutely gorgeous! adore the tree planting :)

  4. You were right Jen…I LOVE this wedding xxxx

  5. The bohemian wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses are stunning! Such a beautiful, personal wedding.

  6. This wedding is *amazing*!! And captured beautifully by The Nichols, as always.

  7. OMG!!!!!! I love this wedding! I love the headband and the hippie chic style of the bridesmaid’s dresses and dude’s wearin’ jeans?!?!!? SNAP! This couple is so dang stylish! Love the woodsiness of it, too. Bravo. Hot. Photography’s HOT too. Nicely done. Truly.

  8. I can’t get over how stunning the bride and bridesmaids are together! I love all of the intimate touches given to this wedding – the bride and groom look truly happy!

  9. Lovely wedding. I made a note when seeing those boutonnieres – they are so lovely. And the mismatched bridesmaids’ dresses – to die for! Amazing!

  10. I love this wedding!!!
    The engagement ring is amazing! The video is very sweet!

  11. Courtney @ Sweetchic on:

    Is this wedding for real?! It looks like it came straight out of an inspiration photo shoot! The stationary is so lovely.

  12. Amazing wedding! Love the bride’s and bridesmaid dresses…..beautiful!

  13. Absolutely beautiful wedding!! Love the dresses and bouquets. And the planting of the tree is soooo cool!

  14. Wow, I love this wedding, so organic and stylish – such a relaxed feel to the day – great shoots too.

  15. Amazing elements! Absolutely love all the unique styling touches from the bride’s headpiece (sheer brilliance) through to the gorgeous natural touches of the decor and let’s not forget her fantastic divine sandals!

  16. So great! The images were fantastic! Congrats on a wonderful wedding!

  17. Beautiful wedding! Where are the groomsmens vests from? I was wanting those for my groomsmen! I am having a hard time finding vests that I like.

  18. The BHLDN Bridesmaids dresses are just stunning. Beautiful wedding.

  19. I absolutely love the ambiance and natural feel of this bohemian wedding. Do you happen to know where the bride and her bridesmaid bought their gowns their absolutely stunning!

  20. Very emotional wedding ! It’s really beautiful. Is there someone who can tells me the name of the songs on the video ? (the first song and the second when everybody dances).

    Thank you so much !

  21. Absolutely beautiful wedding!

  22. I want to marry BOTH of these two! What a great wedding and Lindsey’s attitude is so relaxed and perfect. A+!! :D

  23. WOW! I love the bohemian theme. Reminds me so much of looking through an Anthropologie catalog. Looks like such a beautiful day!

  24. Gorgeous wedding! I especially love that ring shot – it’s simple but such a vivid image!

  25. Love the earthiness, love her shoes, love everything!

  26. wow, another great piece by joe simon, awesome work, beautiful wedding

  27. Your wedding was absolutely dreamy. Incredibly beautiful and full of earnest lovin’ (at least that is what I got from the video)!

    My dearest friend is getting married in the desert this year and she has asked all of the bridesmaid ladies to get a dress they want. Could you possibly tell me where the bridesmaid on the far right in the group photo got her dress? Or any of the places those dresses are from? They are all stunning.

    Thank you!!
    A

  28. Wish I could have worn a sport coat and jeans when I got married…
    Great looking photos.

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